‘K’taka, Goa will follow court order on Mhadei’

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Panaji: Stating that Karnataka and Goa will be given equal importance as regards the ongoing dispute between the two states over the waters of the Mhadei river, national general secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Goa desk in-charge of the party C T Ravi on Sunday said that the matter is sub-judice and the judicial decision on the issue would be binding on both states.

“Karnataka and Goa will follow court’s order,” Ravi, who on Sunday arrived in Goa, told the pressmen. “We are a national party, which means for us both, Karnataka and Goa are important,” he added.

Meanwhile, state BJP president Sadanand Tanawade told this daily that Ravi, during his first visit to Goa after assuming the new responsibility, was introduced to the local office bearers and leaders of the party.

“Ravi discussed the organisational matters of the party in Goa,” he added, pointing out that the scheduled Goa visit of BJP national president J P Nadda was also discussed.

“Nadda ji will come to Goa as a part of his nationwide visits,” he informed, revealing that the top BJP leader will tentatively arrive in Goa on December 20, on a two-day visit and carry out interactions with the Chief Minister, ministers, party MLAs and local BJP leaders about organisational aspects.